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Friday, December 5, 2008

So Much Negativity

Lately I have seen a ton of negativity online in unusual places. I don't really get it either. First of all I have seen people arguing with each other amongst blogs. Now, we all have our own opinions and really unless it's a debate type of blog or political I do not see the benefit in arguing with someone on their blog. You know what I do when I see it? I close it out...and move on. I don't want to see it. I don't need to see. I think it's so sad. I realize everyone is different. Not everyone will be just like you. We need to just accept that and you know, even if you feel really strongly about it the blog is not the place to start making your point. Not on THEIR blog. I don't believe in singling someone out either.

Onto my second observation. I am part of a group called Freecycle. I have for a long time though I really rarely use it. I think I did one time. It's been about 5 years. I stay a member of it just in case. If you are not sure what it is, look it up. It's a great program where you basically post wanted items and you post offers to get rid of items. Absolutely NO cost. It's against the rules. It is to keep things out of landfills. It's really a great idea. I have seen some awesome things go through those sites. Baby clothes to Jacuzzis! The jacuzzi was a probably once in a lifetime thing so don't get your hopes up. haha Anyway it is like a message board but off topic conversation is strictly prohibited. You are to only ask or offer that is IT. For some reason the moderator must be taking a vacation because a fight has broken out! Someone declared that another person didn't *need* what she asked for. So now they are arguing. Almost every post. I am so confused by this. I would never feel the need to post whether or not someone needed something and honestly who cares? I don't care if you need it or not. It doesn't affect me at all. Am I alone on this? What is with the online negativity?


Posh Totty said...

I have noticed the same thing recently too and agree with you totally, there is just no need for it. I like you close the page if I can see its trouble or even something that will invite trouble .... I have enough tention to deal with in my everyday life with out facing it online too.

AngiDe said...

Hi! I found you over at My Cancer Scoreboard. Congrat's on your remission status! I look forward to looking around your site. I hope you'll come by sometime!

"Nana's Box"

Dwayne said...

Everyone should just love one another. I do not get negative about things other than the government. But hey, when you have so many morons in Washington, you have to say something once in a while. Have a great day Sandi.

Sandee said...

It's what happens to some people in tough economic times. They are frustrated over the lack of money and take it out on the rest of the world. That's my 2 cents anyway. Have a great rest of the weekend. :)

Jackie said...

Funny you should mention this. Just a couple of weeks ago I sent out a community message to all of my members.

It simply said that I was tired of negative blogs and negative messages filling up my email.

I left 2 groups and deleted their posts already.

Life's hard enough without dealing with it online.:-)